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I came across the topic of this post on Strange Maps last week at work, lost track of it, then found it again today.
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Several years ago, rapper Ludacris released a song that was a big hit, titled “Area Codes,” in which he rapped about the various “hoes” he supposedly has all across the United States. The title of the song comes from the fact that he utilizes area code numbers to pinpoint exactly what regions all his hoes are located in. It’s an absurdly hilarious song.

A studious geography major, Stefanie Gray, apparently couldn’t let this opportunity to inform and educate pass her by. So she collected data from the lyrics of the song and mapped it out. Her diligent work produced this result (click to enlarge):

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And here are some of the interesting things she found by analyzing the data:

  • “Ludacris heavily favors the East Coast to the West, save for Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.”
  • “Ludacris travels frequently along the Boswash corridor.”
  • “There is a ‘ho belt‘ phenomenon nearly synonymous with the ‘Bible Belt’.”
  • “Ludacris has hoes in the entire state of Maryland.”
  • “Ludacris has a disproportionate ho-zone in rural Nebraska. He might favor white women as much as he does black women, or perhaps, girls who farm.”
  • “Ludacris’s ideal ‘ho-highway’ would be I-95.”
  • “Ludacris has hoes in the Midway and Wake Islands. Only scientists are allowed to inhabit the Midway Islands, and only military personnel may inhabit the Wake Islands. Draw your own conclusion.”

Go back to the post on Strange Maps for more details — and the very entertaining comments that are posted there.

Songs of the Day:

Ludacris (ft. Nate Dogg) – “Area Codes” /  (album link)
John Mayer – “Area Codes (Ludacris cover)” /  (live/unreleased)

I think John Mayer gets a lot of undeserved bashing. He’s really a decent artist. Here’s another cover by him.

John Mayer – “Kid A (Radiohead cover)” /  (live/unreleased)

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Infiltration

The privacy, or rather, relative anonymity, of this blog has been infiltrated. Predictably, my post on the “Virtues of a Breath Mint” was the point of entry (by one of my co-workers…check the last comment). I can’t stand the possibility of the doctors, nurses, or front desk people reading this blog and telling me about it. I don’t know exactly why that would bother me, but it does. I guess it’s because I don’t really know many of these people and I’d like to keep my work relationships strictly professional, and nothing beyond that. And this blog hasn’t even been in existence that long. I don’t know how fast this stuff happens on average but I think this might be one of the quickest it’s taken. My creative and personal freedom while writing posts already feels shackled and limited. I’m brainstorming new names for my blog now. I really like this name though…It’s a Sigur Ros song (the subtitle is a quote from a Beatles song).

Songs of the Day:

Page France – “Everybody Knows” (.m4a)  / (album link)
The Strokes – “Is This It?”
/ (album link)
The Smiths – “I Know It’s Over” / (album link)
The Kinks – “I Gotta Move”
/ (album link)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Keeping It Moving” (.m4a)  / (album link)
Death Cab for Cutie – “Different Names for the Same Thing”
/ (album link)

Update:Oh whatever…I’m staying put. I like this particular little space in the blogosphere.

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